The Greater Wilmington area may have the market cornered on gorgeous golf course communities. With ten outstanding entries featuring 198 championship holes, surrounded by coastal views, magnificent homes, and every amenity a golf enthusiast could desire.
This gated luxury community is home to 45 Championship holes, complete with practice areas for putting, chipping or lessons. The Nicklaus course designed and opened by the Golden Bear himself boasts 27 holes of challenging play divided into three nines. The nines are perfectly named Marsh, Ocean, and Pines having been purposefully designed to preserve and enhance the natural beauty and echo-system of the land. The Nicklaus course takes advantage of Landfall's abundant freshwater marshes and saltwater marshes, and the stunning views of Howe's Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway. Among her rolling fairways, you will find sand and grass bunkers, water hazards on 12 holes, and greens groomed to perfection. Play is commonly rotated among the three nines and, with five tee positions, accommodates all levels of skill.
Landfall is also home to the Dye course and driving range, designed by famed course designer, Pete Dye. His more famous creation is the Player's Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass, the annual site of golf's fifth major, the Player's Championship with the signature par three seventeenth hole island green. Landfall's course is also to Dye for, presenting a challenging 18 holes.
The Country Club of Landfall has seemingly endless amenities with 11 tennis courts, an Olympic pool, world-class dining, and a residential community of business and civic leaders. The golf courses play host to the Landfall Tradition, an annual tournament featuring collegiate women's teams, The Willie Stargell Foundation Celebrity ProAm, and scores of charity tournaments.
Eagle Point, home course for Figure Eight Island and its surrounding community is among Golf Digest's 100 Top Courses in America. Designed by Tom Fazio, the 7258 yard, 18 hole, par 72, Bermuda grass course will welcome PGA Tour Professionals the first week in May 2017 for the Wells Fargo Championship.
Eagle Point is exclusive, only six homes make up this scenic waterfront community. All of the homes have views of the sound overlooking Figure Eight Island or the stunning saltwater marsh. There is a community pier on the sound side with boat slips and a dual column entrance featuring eagles perched atop the masonry. None of the homes have views of the golf course, but they may not be missed with the coastal backdrop that makes up their backyards.
The gated community of Porter's Neck Plantation surrounds the Porter's Neck Country Club with its four star rated Tom Fazio designed 18 hole championship golf course. The Porter's Neck Country Club also features swimming pools, a children's playground, grill room, tennis and pickleball courts and a community boat ramp and access to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Porter's Neck Country Club is a hosting favorite for area Golf Associations. They have hosted the North Carolina Open, the North Carolina Amateur, North Carolina Women's Amateur Championship, the Carolinas Golf Association North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship and the first stage play of the PGA Tour Qualifying School.
The Cape at Masonboro is five minutes from the shores of Pleasure Island, twenty minutes from Wrightsville Beach, fifteen minutes from Downtown Wilmington and home to the Masonboro Golf Club. Ideally situated to take advantage of sea breezes and golf course views. With many homes on the course in a mixed configuration of single-family homes, condos, and patio homes.
The 18 hole, 7000 yard Bermuda grass course features miniverde Bermuda greens and bunkers filled with the exact white sand found at Augusta National. There are five sets of tees to allow for all player levels to enjoy challenging rounds. They also have a seven-acre driving range, putting green and a short game practice area. Masonboro Golf Club is proud to be a part of The Cape community.
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The Echo Farms community offers a variety of housing options including townhomes, single-family homes, patio homes, and apartments. Some are located on the Echo Farms Golf & Country Club's 18-hole Championship Course.
On the site of a former dairy farm, the Echo Farms community is home to Echo Farms Golf & Country Club with the golf course, pool, five Har-Tru tennis courts and a grill. The grill was recently renovated but remains iconic, housed within what was once the former bottling barn for the original dairy farm. The structure provides a novel setting for the 19th Hole Grille and the Pro Shop.
Beau Rivage Plantation is a gated golf course community with a variety of home styles situated on or around Beau Rivage Golf & Resort, the Carolina's only "stay & play" resort. With accommodations for weekenders or overnight players as well as homes for resident duffers.
The community is structured around what locals lovingly call "The Beau," an 18-Hole Championship golf course that Golf Digest rates among the "Best Places to Play." Along with the golf, the resort also provides swimming and tennis facilities as well as The Veranda Bar & Grill, a conference center, and business center.
A short ride down US-17 to Hampstead will take you to the home of Castle Bay Country Club. The Castle Bay community offers larger single-family homes and patio homes with golf course home sites still available. The community features all brick homes designed for maintenance free living.
Castle Bay Country Club is home to a Scottish links style 18-Hole Championship course free of trees but not free of challenging choices for shot selections. It is also home to the King's Table Restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner, a fitness center, tennis facilities and a swimming pool.
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Featuring 27 holes of Championship golf designed by Tom Jackson, with a full-service practice facility, The Magnolia Grill, and J.J.'s Patio Grill, Magnolia Greens Golf Course has been challenging Cape Fear Golfers since 1998.
Just a few miles south of Wilmington in northern Brunswick County, Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation is a residential, recreational community. With over 1100 homes and home sites featuring patio homes, single-family homes, and condos nestled around the 27-hole golf course, Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation can meet any homeowner expectation. The community includes two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, a soccer field, a fitness center, and a grilling and picnic area.
Brunswick Forest in northern Brunswick County is the Coastal South's fastest growing community conveniently located five miles south of Wilmington and 45 minutes north of Myrtle Beach. With homes including townhomes, patio homes, single-family homes, and condos, there is a floor plan for everyone.
Brunswick Forest is also home to Cape Fear National, an 18-hole Championship course featuring of 1500 linear feet of bridges, strategically placed rock walls, several ponds, three different waterfalls, and beach bunkers abutting ponds. The back nine also has a Cypress Marsh framing a few of the holes.
It's no wonder Cape Fear National was recently named the "11th Best Course You Can Play in NC" by Golfweek. Within the 7000 square foot clubhouse, you will find The Forest Restaurant just off the event lawn that has hosted weddings, anniversaries, and corporate events. Cape Fear National provides an enjoyable golf experience within the comfortable confines of Brunswick Forest for the avid or beginning player.
If you want to know more about Wilmington's golf communities, feel free to call Nat Criss at (910) 547-6910.